Combers Cabinet


Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen


Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen invited us to share a vision on their heritage collection. Upon visiting we discovered a treasure consisting of hundreds of items, used by former inhabitants of the Zuiderzee region.

Since there were so many of them, the museum was unable to record each and every story accompanying these items, so they are numbered and stored for future use in the historic village of the museum. It was this anonymity that triggered us to select the 9 most appealing objects and put them into a specially designed light, acting as a trophy cabinet, which was then put in a larger cabinet. By giving the lights only the registration numbers of the objects, we encourage onlookers to make up their own story for a specific object. Furthermore, we designed a wallpaper on which visitors of the museum could draw their own keepsake. No questions asked.

In addition to the Comber’s cabinet we designed the ‘Zuiderzeelamp’, a place to put your own precious object.